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Former CSIRO executive Mark Wallis admits defrauding government agency of more than $322,000

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By Blake Foden
Updated April 21 2022 - 8:48pm, first published 6:30pm
Mark Wallis, left, leaves court with his solicitor, Michael Kukulies-Smith, on Thursday. Picture: Blake Foden

A former CSIRO executive deceived the federal government agency for years in order to obtain more than $322,000 worth of personal items, including a jet ski and expensive cars, exhibiting what a prosecutor has called "extreme fraudulent behaviour".

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.